Research Day


Abstract Submission Instructions

Abstracts are to be submitted using the fillable Abstract Form. The fillable form works best with Adobe Reader, however, it can be used with other applications. Download and save the Abstract Form to your desktop. Once your abstract is ready to submit, click on Upload Abstract to complete your abstract registration information and upload your abstract.

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 20, 2021


Keynote Speaker - Dr. Jenny Bruin

ADI is excited to announce this year's keynote speaker is Dr. Jenny Bruin. Dr. Bruin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and Institute of Biochemistry at Carleton University. She completed her BSc in Biomedical Toxicology at the University of Guelph in 2005 and her PhD in Medical Sciences at McMaster University with Dr. Alison Holloway in 2009. Her doctoral thesis investigated the effects of fetal and neonatal nicotine exposure on pancreas development and long-term metabolic outcomes in a rat model. From 2010 to 2016, Dr. Bruin was a postdoctoral fellow in Dr Tim Kieffer’s laboratory at UBC, where she studied the development of human embryonic stem cells into pancreatic insulin-producing beta cells as a potential cell therapy for patients with diabetes. She started her independent position in 2016 at Carleton, where her lab studies the pathogenesis of diabetes with a focus on islet biology, pancreas development, and toxicology. The Bruin Lab has received funding from CIHR, NSERC, JDRF, and the Ontario Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Dr Bruin has also been recognized at Carleton University with a New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award and a Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award.